After carefully reviewing a long list of optical desires, LUCID developed the optical system with ED glass and fully multi-coated lenses. This enabled them to provide all of the expected color, contrast and edge to edge clarity that a LUCID OPTICS customer has grown accustomed to. Then LUCID balanced the optics performance with an oversized eye piece and a 56mm Objective lens, giving the new SC9 such a tiny foot print that this optic can be taken most anywhere with ease. With a close focus of 10 feet out to infinity, this tiny yet powerful spotting scope delivers such an exceptional view from the 9x all the way through the surprisingly powerful 27x that people often forget that the optic is so small. Give this item a look, for the price, you may just fall in love.